Although pet therapy is becoming increasingly popular, animal-assisted therapy has actually been around for AGES, dating back all the way to the late 1800s.
Throughout history, pets have helped treat various ailments such as anxiety and depression, as well as PTSD and dementia.
You’ve probably heard a lot about dog therapy. But did you know that all kinds of pets have played a part in animal-assisted therapy? This includes cats, small pets, fish and birds!
And you best believe that these animals have done incredible things throughout the years.
Here’s a look at 5 PAWSOME facts you didn’t know about pet therapy: